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Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Motivation!

As the Olympics have concluded until the next Winter Olympics, let's look to the athletes for some motivation to kick-off our week!

“Falling in life is inevitable, staying down is optional” ~ Carrie Johnson

“Never put an age limit on your dreams” ~ Dara Torres

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore” ~ Florence Griffith Joyner

“The only way to overcome is to hang in” ~ Dan O’Brien

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do” ~ Michael Phelps

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” ~ Missy Franklin

“Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work” ~ Andre Agassi

“Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance” ~ Scott Hamilton

“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.” ~ Michael Phelps

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” ~ Carl Lewis

“I didn’t set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.” ~ Al Oerter

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” ~ Mark Spitz

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match” ~ Mia Hamm

“Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle!” ~ Sanya Richards-Ross

“Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they’re worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That’s the only person you need to answer to.” ~ Picabo Street

“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” ~ Mary Lou Retton

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does… that makes you a winner right there.” ~ Venus Williams

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” ~ Wilma Rudolph

“The potential for greatness lives within each of us” ~ Wilma Rudolph

“Have fun, because that’s what life is all about” ~ Ryan Lochte

Photo: Blackbelt Spring 2012 on our Flickr page

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